|...ABOUT OUR 2013 INSTRUCTORS...
|Scott M. Conway BFA, AEA (Director, All levels of Ballet, Jazz and Tap, Scottish Highland)
started his dance training in Highland dancing and later expanded his training at the California Ballet School, later becoming a company member dancing in
many ballet classics. Upon receiving his BFA in musical theatre directing and choreography from United States International University. Mr. Conway became
a member of the Broadway Union of Performers, Actors Equity Association performing in dinner theaters, regional theaters, summer stocks, several world
tours and theme parks. Having worked four years at Walt Disney World as a performer and choreographer, Mr. Conway moved to San Antonio to open Sea
World of Texas and later Fiesta Texas as the original choreographer winning most popular theme park show in America, Rockin' At Rockville High. Mr.
Conway teaches master classes and judges dance competitions throughout the United States. He has choreographed for commercials, film, theme parks,
industrials, musicals, ballet companies and many schools across the country.
|Roxanna Pena BFA, (Ballet Mistress, Dance Basics, Advanced Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Flamenco)
is a San Antonio native who has made a lifelong pursuit of ballet. Ms. Pena is the ballerina in the Alamo City Dance Company. She has
formerly appeared as the Spanish Rose and Spirit in ACDC's original production of Lepidoptera. She received her early training with
Vladimir Marek at the San Antonio Ballet. As a ballet instructor for over fifteen years with SASPA she is dedicated to preserving the art and
beauty of ballet for future generations. Ms. Pena is also a member and instructor for Ballet Folklorico De San Antonio which is a flamenco
|INSTRUCTORS OF MUSIC
Bass, Brass, Cello, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Violin, Voice & Woodwinds
|Glynda Marrow BA, MA (Voice, Piano)
a native of Texas, is a long time music teacher and San Antonio Master Singers each for 37 years. In addition Ms. Marrow taught
choir at Southwest High School for two years. She has taught private piano and voice for several years. Ms. Marrow earned a
Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Music from Howard Payne College and a Masters of Music from the University of Houston.
Ms. Marrow has been with SASPA for eight years.
|Buddy and Susan Trevino (Adv. / Int. Ballet)
are Co-Developers of the University of the Incarnate Word Dance Department and Co-Directors/Founders of the Joffrey Ballet Workshop in
Texas with Robert Joffrey since 1978. They are also the founders of the summer ballet workshop the Elite Ecoil. Mrs. Trevino achieved
solo and principal status in a number of quality regional and professional companies including Oklahoma City Civic Ballet, Ballet Arts
Company of Denver, Rocky Mountain National Ballet and the Ruth Page International Dance Company. As a professional choreographer,
she lists more than 100 original works. Mr. Trevino is a professional teacher with a positive motivational way with students.
|Alyssa Landez (Youth Ballet and Jazz)
is a member of the Alamo City Dance Company and has performed in The Nutcracker as Spanish, Snowflake, Flower, and Russian
and in Lepidoptera as Serena the Spider. She has also performed in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dracula, and Les Sylphides.
She enjoys teaching young aspiring students. She is a strong jumper as a performer and performs technically clean which she
enforces in her teaching.
|Olivia Morales (Violin)
began her studies on the violin when she was 5 years old and continues under the tutelage and mentorship of San Antonio
Symphony's Renia Shterenberg. Olivia has performed in solo recital , with YOSA's Philharmonic Orchestra, its combined Chamber
Orchestra with select San Antonio Symphony members, Jubilate Deo in Boerne and various special projects including numerous
fund-raising campaign appearances for The Fund. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and joy for the violin with beginning and
intermediate students in a fun and productive progression of study. Ms. Morales has been with SASPA two years.
|Pamela Lydon Heard (Adv. / Int. Modern, Jazz, Ballet)
received her M.F.A. in Contemporary Dance from the University of Michigan. Her ballet training was from NYCB, ABT and the Joffrey
Ballet. She is a master teacher for the American College Dance Festival as well as an adjudicator. Her modern and jazz studies include
Cunningham, Graham, Horton and Limon. In addition she studied at Alvin Ailey American Dance theatre, The Graham School, The
Cunningham School and Steps on Broadway.
|Arturo Gonzales (Woodwinds)
has studied classical and jazz and is particular about style, dynamics, technicality, and fingering. He has studied under the
professorship of Mr. James Warth and Dr. Nancy King-Sanders in both saxophone and bassoon. Participating in the Javelina
Marching Band, Arturo served as saxophone section leader for three years and also played a variety of instruments in the
symphonic band including the oboe, english horn, and the bassoon. He has played the bassoon and almost all members of the
woodwind family for over seven years during summer musicals such as The King and I, Pirates of Penzance and Kiss Me Kate.
Arturo has also played in TAMUK Jazz Bands (I and II) and received a prestigious downbeat award in the Big Band College
category. Mr Gonzales has also performed at Texas Music Educator Association conventions and the College Band Directors
National association. Mr. Gonzales has been with SASPA for two years.
|Catherine Jenkins (Dance Basics 5/6 and Hip Hop 1/2)
is a member of the Alamo City Dance Company who has studied ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, character; and has choreographed
award-winning routines. Catherine has trained at SASPA, Dance Plus, The University of Texas at Austin, the Radio City Music Hall
Rockettes summer intensive program and Broadway Artists Alliance in New York City. Catherine has been featured as a guest artist for
Cirque Dreams Illuminations. Her other performance highlights include performing as a Snowflake, Flower, Mother Ginger, and Merliton in
The Nutcracker; and Butterfly and Wind in Lepidoptera. She has also performed in productions of Peter Pan as Capt. Hook, Charlie and
the Chocolate Factory as Veruca Salt (The Brat), and Cinderella as GusGus. Catherine is a 2009 graduate of the University of Texas at
Austin with a Bachelor of Buiness Administration degree in Finance.
|Cristina Sanchez (Tumbling)
hails from San Antonio where she studied gymnastics at San Antonio Gymnastics School and H.U.G.S. She has competed at invitationalls
and championships all over the southern United States in bars, floor, beam, vault and tumbling. A vivacious personality Mrs. Sanchez is an
exceptional motivator for young aspiring dancers and future gymnasts. Mrs. Sanchez is also trained in first-aid.
|Sergio Martinez (Foklorico)
is native of San Antonio. His study of Folklorico started with his mother and then to Maestro Juan Casados. Later he became a member of
the resident company of Ballet Folklorico Nacional de Mexico under Sylvia Lozano. He has also studied with Capitan Pedro Rodriguez and
Maria Luisa Correa, Francisco Bravo Puebla, Maestro Aaron Nolasco Caballero, Profesor Huemantzin Lopez, Jose Francisco Torres Perez,
Daniel Andrade, Rafael Zamarripa, Miguel Velez Arceo and Raul Valdez. He has worked with Fiesta Noche del Rio and Belle and Juan Ortiz
directors of Mariachi Campanas de America where he choreographed the Festival Folklorico show at Fiesta Texas. In addition he has
choreographed the Hollywood Bowl Mariachi USA Festival two years in a row. Sergio is a surgical technologist and is married to Isabel
Martinez and they have five children Isela, Sergio, Joaquin, Jimena and Janoah.
|Morgan Hurd (Vocal)
is a recent transplant form the central coast of California where he studied vocal performance at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His
voice teachers included Katherine Arthur, Jacalyn Kreitzer and Dr. Thomas Davies. While studying at Cal Poly he participated in
multiple master classes from such professionals as Matthew Trevino, Rod Gilfry and Eric Stein. Mr. Hurd has performed roles in
the operas Die Fledermaus, Cosi fanTutte, Carmen and Don Giovanni, acted as music director for multiple musical theatre
productions, directed choirs, performed solos for choral and symphonic works and given vocal lessons and coachings. Currently
Mr. Hurd sings with the San Antonio Opera Chorus and is looking forward to sharing his love and knowledge of music with his
|Michael Landez (Youth Jazz and tap)
is a member of the Alamo City Dance Company. Having received most of his formal training from the San Antonio School for the
Performing Arts and as an ongoing student of the Joffrey Ballet Workshop, Texas, Michael shows an attention to detail and a strength in
|Ronnie Bayles (Acting)
originally from San Antonio has recently returned from Los Angeles and Chicago where she earned her BFA in Drama from the Theatre
School at DePaul University, formerly the Goodman School of Drama. She has performed in Buried Child, Vinegar Tom, The Crucible
and Noises Off to name a few. In addition Ms. Bayles is a makeup artist. Ms. Bayles will be working with our students on trust excercises,
monologues, one act plays and improv.
|Briana Page BM (Violin, Viola, Fiddle)
recently completed a Bachelors degree in Violin Performance at the University of Texas at Austin under the instruction of Professor
Eugene Gratovich of the University of Boston. She has taught children and adults by the Suzuki method with traditional songs as
well as fiddle music. In North Texas, she started the Red River String Orchestra and conducted student recitals. During this period,
she performed a European symphony tour with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra covering Czeckslovakia, Poland, and Germany.
At age 15, she was also part of the Austin College Sherman Symphony in North Texas. Her music lessons were studied with
Bulgarian violinist Vesselin Demirev at Southern Methodist University. Upon moving to San Antonio, she performed with the San
Antonio Symphony Orchestra before attending College and was a member of the Youth Orchestra of San Antonio. Also, during
her final year in High School, she taught private lessons for the Crystal C Christian Conservatory in San Antonio. In 2007, she was
Concert Master (first chair) in the All Region Orchestra and number five in the State of Texas All-State Orchestra. At the San
Antonio Convention Center she was chosen to receive a master class with violinist Pinchas Zukermann. Also, in 2007 she was
selected to perform in the Cactus Pear Chamber Music Festival of San Antonio in the first violin section. In the summer of 2007,
she performed in the New York University Chamber Music Festival and gave her first recital. At the University of Texas, she gave
two performances in the Jessen Recital Hall in 2010 and 2011, and performed a year with a piano trio focusing on classical
chamber music. In 2010, she received a master class with William Preucil, Concert Master of the Cleveland Orchestra. This
summer she was invited to perform solo and chamber works at the International Chamber Music Festival in Castanuelvo di
Garfagnana, Italy under the guidance of Efrem Briskin. Currently, Ms. Page teaches in the San Antonio and Hill Country area and
performs with the Mid Texas Symphony and the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra.
|Catherine Roe (Youth Ballet, Jazz and Tap)